Bored of high-street shopping? Then you are in luck because The Rockbourne Fair boutique shopping fair returns to Salisbury Racecourse this month in support of the Salisbury Hospital Stars Appeal.
Taking place from Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st October – with late night shopping on Thursday – the fair will feature over 100 boutique suppliers offering fashion, cosmetics and jewellery, luxury homeware, gourmet food, toys and more.
The fair raises vital funds in support of the Stars Appeal, Salisbury Hospital’s charity. Each year, the Stars Appeal aims to raise at least £1 million to enhance care for patients across all wards and departments at Salisbury District Hospital and to support the NHS staff who care for them. Last year, despite a 30% reduction in the number of stalls because of Covid-safety requirements, the fair managed to raise over £50,000.
Lord Pembroke, president of the Stars Appeal said: “The Rockbourne Fair is a brilliant opportunity to support the Stars Appeal – Salisbury Hospital’s Charity while getting a head start on your Christmas shopping. We are so grateful to the volunteers of the organising committee for their hard work and dedication to this wonderful annual fair. The money raised will help us to fund projects that make such a difference for patients and staff at Salisbury District Hospital.”
Entry is £5 (£3 after 6 pm on Thursday) while parking at the venue is free. The fair opens at 10 am each day, closing at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 8 pm on Thursday and 3 pm on Friday.
Bev Moulding, committee chair, Rockbourne Fair, said: “We are delighted to be back again this year, providing Salisbury with a unique shopping experience with the very best stalls. The fair prides itself on the breadth of the offering, with something for all ages. We look forward to raising some much-needed funds for Salisbury Hospital. Come with friends, enjoy lunch in the restaurant and ‘Shop the Rock’.”